gila wilderness / mexican wolf recovery contacts

Huge props to my collaborator Christie Leece!

In addition to my generous, amazing hosts Michael Berman and Jennifer Six, I’m privileged to have met or spoken with a variety of informed people, specialists on all sides of the wolf reintroduction issues,  experts  and locals specifically in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area, and conservation and animal behavior researchers at large.

Kim McCreery,  New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
Dave Parsons, carnivore conservation biologist
Harley Shaw, wildlife biologist and mountain lion expert
Patty Woodruff, wildlife biologist / naturalist
Steve Dobrott, manager of Ladder Ranch
Todd Schulke, cofounder, the Center for Biological Diversity
Bill Mader, wildlife biologist
Sharman Apt Russell
, nature/science writer
Peter Russell, city planner, Silver City NM
Cynthia Wolf, wildlife biologist, Wild by Nature Tours
Michael Robinson, Center for Biological Diversity
Jess Carey, Catron County Wolf Interaction Investigator
Delene Beeland
, nature writer
Ed L. Fredrickson, livestock specialist on heritage breeds and professor of agriculture
Liz Jozwiak, project coordinator, Fish and Wildlife Service’s Interagency Field Team
Chris Bagnoli, Arizona Game and Fish Department
Wendy Peralta, Glenwood Trading Post
Ysabel Campbel and Paul Luecke, Doc Campbell’s Post
Joe Saenz, Wolfhorse Outfitters
Cynthia Bettison, archaeologist, museum director at Western New Mexico University
Carey Dobson, Timberline Ranch. AZ
Michael Metcalf and Christine Rickman
Faye McCalmont, Mimbres Region Arts Council, Floyd McCalmont, Builder
Elena Gellert, Black Gold Emporium, Reserve
Nancy Kaminski, Gila Conservation Education Center
Dave Mech, wildlife research biologist
Sue Morse, Keeping Track
Maggie Howell, managing director,  Wolf Conservation Center
Rebecca Bose, curator, Wolf Conservation Center
Stewart Breck, wildlife biologist, USDA-National Wildlife Research Center
Julie Hecht, MSc, lab manager, Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab @ Barnard College
John A. Shivik, mammals coordinator, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

A BIG thank you to the Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, for their support.

2 Replies to “gila wilderness / mexican wolf recovery contacts”

  1. This project looks fantastic. I’ve been following your work a bit & long to see some of what you do in person some day. I live in Tucson, AZ. Rather obsessed with wolves lately and following the reintroduction @ the Gila. You said burn’s a good thing. Is that because historically fires in the Gila Wilderness area have not been repressed as they have in other areas? Fire being part of the cycle and all. At the same time, it’s hard not to grieve for the loss of life & habitat that results in the immediate sense (the nesting birds, newborns, etc., the old growth trees..) If you need a research assistant, let me know. I say that sort of tongue in cheek, at the same time admit to wishing I were along for part of the ride. Thanks for your fascinating work and posts, Marina. -Nancy

  2. Nancy, I’ll definitely put the work up on the main web site when I am done. I have a very short timeline to make the work – September. Thanks for your encouragement. I definitely dove in deep to try and learn first hand some of the issues that circulate around the wolf and its reintroduction. Kind of a big mess, in response to which I have really posted quite a big mess as well!

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